Edit: Some notes on what I can see. - Looking at the teaser video closer it looks like a electronic Mario toy with not just a screen in it's chest, but also it's mouth and eyes. - If the scale of the (Lego) bricks (including the brickset.com/parts/design-98283 to represent the Mario "brick blocks") it's standing it looks to be at least 4 studs wide. - Now assuming it makes sounds, could the (screen) mouth move for talking? - Could the screens be used for RFID like an amiibo to "read" what bricks it is standing on or touching? Eg: stand Lego Mario on ? block and the ? mark item roulette sequence begins? - The yellow buckles on Mario's suspenders look like a pair of round 1x1 flat tiles. - Is that a black button on the underside of Mario crotch?
There's also apparently a theory that if Lego gets the license to something (eg Star Wars, Harry Potter, LoTR, etc) they also get the license to make Lego games from it, so maybe having this electronic Lego Mario toy (with some sort of "real world" game functionality?) could be some sort of loophole to get around that?
We want to expand our video game characters to a variety of settings – not just in games, all while keeping their value. In other words, we’ll be collaborating with various other companies. If we’re able to accomplish that, we can create more opportunities for people to make contact with our characters on a much larger scale than usual.
TL:DR Collab with Lego, resulting in a electronic toy Mario that could interact with Mario themed Lego bricks?
Last Edit: Mar 10, 2020 20:39:54 GMT -5 by Da Robot
Post by Nester the Lark on Mar 30, 2020 13:22:39 GMT -5
Voice actor Joe Zieja, known for his work as the English voices for Claude in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Kurt Vander in Trails of Cold Steel III, and Fox McCloud in that Star Fox Zero animated short (among others), has released a short comedy video on what it's like to dub anime.
This is funny, because I sometimes wonder what voice actors think about some of the anime tropes that the have to perform, especially some of the cheesier material.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 2, 2020 12:18:32 GMT -5
This year's April Fool's was pretty underwhelming. The most notable one I can think of is PlatinumGames' announcement, but I generally don't like them enough to care. There's also this, which I can't determine if it even counts as an April Fool's:
This is one that I kind of liked, and it actually managed to fool me for a split second.
Non-gaming related: The IETF continues their fine tradition of publishing April Fools' RFCs (RFC 8774, RFC 8771), and I did find this year's enjoyable.
Unrelated to the above, here's an announcement from IS. This doesn't seem to fit anywhere else, so I'm posting it here.
FE Cipher is ending. It's been a good run, but still sad to see it go.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 2, 2020 15:14:01 GMT -5
I wonder if the fact that one of the "Platinum 4" being just an April Fools joke was intended to be a reference to how one of the Capcom 5 also never came out.
I didn't really see any other worthwhile jokes, either. It was mainly cheap pranks from news outlets saying things like Nintendo was going to re-release Hotel Mario and stuff like that.
EDIT: Well, there was this fake announcement for a new Donald Duck game from the makers of Monster Boy. It turns out, however, that this was from an actual pitch they made to Disney. It was turned down, so they recycled the concept art for the joke.
And that's a shame about Cipher. It has some cool artwork.
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5